Jon Texas graduated in 2007 with a Bachelors Degree in Radio, Television and Film from California State University Fullerton and in 2005 with a Degree in Fine and Performing Arts from Citrus College. Texas is a highly detailed artist, writer and Production Designer with 10 award winning film collaborations, including works in Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the Philippines. With meticulous designs, worldwide focus and digital savvy, Jon Texas provides original, unusual and thought-provoking scripts, films, designs and performing art. Texas is a man of vision and great artistic talent. He is here to stay and the world should prepare. They are about to be amazed.
Latest collaborations include: “Three Veils” is a groundbreaking feature film with an all star cast. Featuring the venerable Erik Avari, (The Mummy,Heros, Mr. Deeds), indie favorite Sheetal Sheth (Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World), the beautiful Mercedes Masöhn (Entourage, the Closer, Red Sands).
Name: Jonathan Texas
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Occupation: Production Designer, Director, Screenwriter and Assistant Editor
Unique traits: Resourceful Unique Hardworking Artistic Solution Oriented
Film (Short, Drama and Mystery) Art department Duality is a film about a man who is traveling between different universes against his will. Through his experience and struggle the film looks at the power of choice and his inner and outer conflict with dual realities. The film is made as visual poetry and also touches on theories of consciousness, space/time, and quantum physics. Duality is Narrated by Deepak Chopra and features the poetry of Rumi. Written by Leap4wrd LLC
Film (Short, Drama, Romance and Thriller) Production designer EXIT STRATEGY is a dark story about an immigrant who is not just an outcast in his home country, but life it self, and he discovers that leaving this life can be an opportunity to start over elsewhere.
Film (Comedy) Production designer The Corporation is a Saudi feature film about working in a newly co-ed office in the sexually segregated country of Saudi Arabia. The film is shot in reality TV style in which the camera and film crew are characters in the movie. The Corporation starring, Mohammed Al-Zahrani, Talal Al-Sider and Shereen Bawaseer. The film also features a number of interesting characters, such as: stubborn manager, Hamad; the new female manager who has authority issues, Dr. Firyal; the young conservative extremist, Read; feminist Abeer; traditionally covered, Sarah, with her cartoonish voice; the romantic Indian tea boy, Ikbal; the serious Iraqi accountant, Safe; the idiotic government liaison, Abo Azah; and the ignored trainee. Written by Al-Farouk
Film (Short and Comedy) Production designer Two men in virtual realities. How might their lives pan out?
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A Night to Remember
Film (Short, Drama and History) Production designer Everyone remembers the first moment they met their life partner. However, Omar Abu Al-Naga, a veteran pilot of Saudi Air forces who is married for 61 years, and many other older couples just remember meeting their wives for the first time on their wedding night. A Night to Remember is a 30-minutes documentary focus on old tradition and customs of marriage and weddings in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, a country where geographical distance generates great variation even in the smallest wedding details. Some of these traditions have long disappeared, other traditions survived time and the rapid socio-economic changes the world has been experiencing. The film tells a story of a marriage ritual in the region of Mecca through the eyes of 2 characters who has been married for over 40 years. The characters narrates their experience through each stage starting from proposal, throughout courtship, preparation, wedding night and ending with their life today. The film combines two forms of storytelling, ... Written by Al-Farouk
Film (Short, Action, Crime and Thriller) Visual effects Criminal Minds captures the audience from the first scene and has you second guessing your every thought about what's really happening in the story. The mysterious aura dictates the suspense in the analysis on the mentality of of a psychological disturbed criminal. Criminal Minds was filmed in a rural village in the heart of the Kingdom of Jordan with the most authentic setting, cast and dialog. Mixing crime, political scandal, and religious undertone, the film is a true original in the region. Filmmaker, Murad Aldin Amayreh unveils a short, powerful thriller that promises a surprise ending that will leave you wondering who the real criminal is. Written by Anonymous
Ahmad's Xmas Carol
Film (Short and Comedy) Production designer Christmas fills the air and Ahmad, an 8 year old mischievous Muslim-American boy, sneaks out of the house to visit his best friend across the street. Of course, he gets caught by his overly loving mother, who tries to stuff him with a banana - the thing Ahmad hates the most. He arrives at his friend's house to find a jolly father drinking eggnog and a mother baking cookies. Most importantly, he finds a house full of decorations and a pile of boxes wrapped with shiny paper of all colors and neatly placed under the overly decorated and lit tree... Presents!! Ahmad is perplexed as to why his friend would get presents. His friend explains, "It's Christmas!" Later that evening Ahmad confronts his family and demands that he gets presents because of Christmas. His father objects because they are Muslim and that he got presents during Eid, their Muslim holiday. Of course Ahmad being spoiled doesn't buy that excuse and throws a tantrum. His mom though convinces the dad to play along with her ... Written by Zahra Pictures
Saudis in America
Film (Documentary and Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew Since that tragic day, Saudis living in America came under scrutiny as many Americans wondered about Saudis; who are they; what are they doing in the US; why do they hate us; do they support Osama Bin Laden; how do they feel about 9/11; and most importantly why do they oppress their women? Saudi filmmaker Fahmi Farahat takes his camera and invites us into his own life in an attempt to answer these questions. He captures the views and attitudes of his family and friends, who are either living or visiting the US, through which he explores the many issues that surround Saudis in America. Written by FFF
Allegory of the Cave
Film (Documentary, Short, Drama and Fantasy) Production designer Deep inside a cave a group of prisoners are chained to a wall since their childhood. Not only are their limbs immobilized by the chains but their heads are also chained so that their eyes are fixed on a wall and can only see the shadows that are projected in front of them. These shadows are what they believe is the truth. Then one of the prisoners escapes the darkness of the cave into the light of a new world and realizes that the truth lies beyond his chains. However, when he returns to the cave to free his peers with his new found truth, the other prisoners refuse to believe him. Filmmaker Fahmi Farahat uses his unique style to create a visual interpretation of Plato's masterpiece and perhaps the best known of work, Allegory of the Cave from his book, The Republic. The DVD includes a special interview with Professor Professor Claiton Kardajan, Prefesor of Philospy at Long Beach City College that further explores the Allegory of the Cave and helps us understand the meaning and ... Written by Fahmi F. Farahat
Beyond the Fence
Film (Short and Adventure) Production designer In a small American town during the Iranian Hostage Crisis, three twelve-year-old American kids face their fears of an old Middle Eastern farmer by venturing into his forbidden barn. They must unlock the truth about their missing classmate and determine whether or not this man is the monster the town has made him out to be. Saudi director Fahmi F. Farahat explores in this coming of age story, the effects of negative stereotyping of ethnic groups on young children during extreme political events. Written by Josh Todd
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